If you have a sink in your bathroom and want to convert it to a shower stall, then converting a tub to a shower is probably the most popular design. The tub in this case may also be referred to as a spa bath or whirlpool bath.
If you are considering a conversion of your tub to a shower stall, the first step is to visit a real estate office or home improvement store that has a “bathroom remodeling” division. They can help you decide which style of tub to purchase, what kind of trim to use, how much bathroom remodeling work you will need and other general floor plan advice. You can also find information on bathroom remodeling ideas that will make the transformation from tub to shower a very easy task.
Once you know the type of tub that you would like to convert, you can start thinking about the amount of work that will be involved in converting it. Obviously, if you intend to remodel your entire bathroom, you will have to have a contractor come in and do the work. But if you only want to install a shower in one part of the room, such as a vanity area, it can often be done at a fraction of the cost of a full bathroom remodel.
Converting a tub to a shower stall is not difficult, but it does require some planning. It may also be time consuming because of the many details that you will have to work out. The first thing that you should decide is whether you want to have a sunken tub or not.
Once you know that the type of tub you are choosing will determine the size of the tub you can build a shower stall in, you should consider what sort of enclosure you want for the stall. You may want a tub that can be turned into a stand up shower (this would usually be a double-walled enclosure), or you may want a smaller stall with shower curtain to turn it into a bathtub. If you decide to have a sink in the stall, you may wish to consider going for a luxurious stainless steel tub, and add an elegant frame to support the sink inside. Or you may decide to just create a pedestal with sanded down counter top and a stylish linen towel holder to turn your bath into a master bath.
If you can afford it, a few more features such as a beautiful wall hung mirror, hand made towels draped with raffia can add to the luxury of your bathroom. But really, the most important piece of luxury that you can add to your bathroom is a beautiful whirlpool tub. You can purchase a whirlpool bath that converts into a bathtub in a fraction of the price of a full bathroom remodel.
These are just a few bathroom remodeling ideas that can help you turn a simple tub into a stunning master bath. You can enjoy a whirlpool bath or you can have a spa bath where you can wash away the stress and cares of the day.